Culver City's Craftiest Cocktail Bars


Among other more pigeonholed Los Angeles neighborhoods, Culver City is a bastion of independence, promising patrons a new experience nightly. Our top 5 favorite cocktail bars in this area are proof that when your reach into the mixed bag that is L.A., you're bound to pull out a winner. Scattered across Culver City, each of these cocktail bars display some part of Angeleno culture. There are the bars flooded with fedora wearing blokes, bespectacled in faux glasses. There are the relaxed spots that serve up cocktails with a refined sense of nonchalance in perfectly sparse venues. There are the elegant places where you take a date you're trying to impress. And of course, there are the awesome theme venues that deliver theatrics flawlessly. Some of these places welcome people in with warm arms, and others might require a little finesse or even a password to gain entrance. But no matter which of these cocktail bars and lounges you end up at, you're sure to feel a unique vibe that only these cool venues can provide. Explore these spots now and let us know if your favorites made the cut. - Darianne Dobbie


Boardner s

Boardner's

A historic Hollywood hang for the Who's Who & Who Cares. Check it out >>

1652 N Cherokee Ave
Hollywood CA 90029

Sound
Sound
1642 N Las Palmas Ave Los Angeles, CA 90028

Oldfields Liquor Room

Oldfields Liquor Room

If you are feeling nostalgic for the bygone era of the 1930's, you don't have to buy a time machine, you just have to mosey on down to Oldfield's in Culver City. Check it out >>

10899 Venice Blvd
Culver City CA 90034

Sassafras
Sassafras
1233 Vine St Los Angeles, CA 90038
Stout

Stout

If its ice-cold beer you want, its Stouts cozy venue you need. Check it out >>

1544 N Cahuenga Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90028
Picca
Picca
9575 W Pico Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90035

Hotel Cafe

Hotel Cafe

Neither a hotel nor a cafe, this little gem stands out among the Hollywood powerhouse clubs because it doesn't stand out much at all. It's a little place that attracts some of the biggest KCRW-types. Check it out >>

1623 1/2 N. Cahuenga Blvd
Hollywood CA 90028